Suressh is a Partner in Harry Elias Partnership’s Civil and Commercial Litigation Practice Group. He is also a recommended lawyer in The Legal 500.
His main area of practice is in commercial litigation, in particular, disputes relating to corporate and shareholder disputes, misfeasance by company officers, international transactions and employment.
Some of the cases he has been involved in include acting for the Republic of Philippines in its recovery in Singapore of monies amounting to nearly US$30 million plundered by former President Marcos. This case dealt inter alia with state immunity, as well as issues relating to Philippines, Swiss and Hawaiian/ US law and their applicability to the proceedings in Singapore (see WestLB AG v Philippine National Bank & Ors).
He acted for the private equity fund Schroder Venture Asia Pacific Fund in respect of a dispute relating to its investments of over US$100 million in Aman Resorts (see Rockline v Anil Thadani & Ors).
In the area of employment law, Suressh has successfully acted for both employers and employees in actions involving restrictive covenants in employment contracts, including one of the leading Singapore decisions in this area, Stratech v Nyam Chiu Shin. He regularly advises on retrenchment and trade union related matters.
He advises on compliance issues, in particular relating to money laundering, competition and data protection. He recently represented an international freight forwarding group in connection with investigations by the Competition Commission of Singapore into rate fixing.
Suressh is the Head of the Aviation and Shipping Practice Group. The Practice Group was awarded Aviation Law Firm of the Year in Singapore by GlobalLawExperts and Acquisition International Magazine in 2013.
He has represented parties in international arbitrations.
Suressh was part of the team advising on the successful bid by Las Vegas Sands Corp for the Marina Bay Integrated Resort. He acted for Marina Bay Sands in their successful action against Lester Ong, the first trial of a Singapore casino recovering a casino debt from a customer.
He is a contributing editor for Singapore Civil Procedure (the Singapore White Book), and a contributor to the Singapore Precedents of Pleadings.
Suressh was previously a magistrate and deputy registrar in the Singapore Subordinate Courts. He studied law at Oxford University on a Singapore government scholarship and graduated in 1983. He was called to the Bar in England in 1984 and obtained a Masters in Law from the National University of Singapore in 1988.
Suressh was called to the Singapore Bar in 1990. He is a member of the Law Society of Singapore, Singapore Academy of Law, Singapore Institute of Directors and Singapore Institute of Arbitrators.
WE CARE has started a new support group called “Family and Friends Support Group”. Facilitated by WE CARE counsellors, this group is meant for spouses, partners, family members or friends affected by an addicted loved one.
"Family & Friends" teaches effective strategies for self-care and how to cope with the recovering addict. The support group focuses on changing the way you interact with the recovering loved one. Using the CRAFT Model and SMART Recovery tools, we will touch on important topics that family members and friends experience, including:
The goals for "Family & Friends" are
"Family & Friends" is scheduled on every Thursday, 7pm to 830pm, at WE CARE. The group has been meeting since August 2018 but you can join in at any time.
If you are an affected family member or friend and you wish to attend "Family & Friends", contact Sida at 6547 5459 or NoorSida@wecare.org.sg to register.
SMART stands for Self-Management & Recovery Training. Participants learn tools for addiction recovery based on the latest scientific research and participate in a world-wide community which includes free, self-empowering, science-based mutual help groups. All facilitators are registered SMART Recovery Facilitators.
SMART Recovery Details
Day: Every Thursday
Timing: 300pm to 430pm
Venue: WE CARE, 11 Jalan Ubi
SMART is an ongoing closed group & is catered for individuals with a history of addictions. Interested participants are required to undergo a clinical intake before attending SMART Recovery.
If interested, please email to email@example.com
Mindfulness For Recovery
Mindfulness for Recovery is an open group to learn and practice mindfulness. Mindfulness helps participants to break away from their own destructive habitual patterns. All facilitators have personal experience practising mindfulness. This group is catered for people with a history of addictions, reactive behaviours and/or mood disorders.
Every Friday, 630pm to 730pm
Venue: WE CARE Community Services
To register: call 6547 5459 or email firstname.lastname@example.org